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In painting, notably in the work of Sir Edwin Landseer and his followers, animals are almost invariably endowed with human characteristics and attributes; in literature,
A fragment by Robert Louis Stevenson, called A Mountain Town in France, with five illustrations from drawings by the author, has been published by John Lane. Three hundred and fifty copies have been printed, and the price is $1.50 net. The December BOOKMAN contained a lengthy extract from this bit of Stevensoniana, and also reproduced one of the illustrations.
Americans who are anxious to know what foreigners think of them will find considerable entertainment and some cause for indignation in A Ramble Round the World, by Baron De Hubner.
A careful revision for 1895 of a volume which has been published annually slnce 1873. It describes one continuous route through Ireland, Scotland, England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy. The British Isles and Italy are given extended attention. The book is

By Anna Mary Howitt. The author of this volume is an enthusiast in her devotion to the fine arts, possessing a very high order of genius, as well as a glowing imagination. Her description of natural scenes, as well as her criticisms of all that related to her favorite studies, are very beautiful and classically correct.

Edward King. Nothing can be saif of "Cassell" that has not been said already by thousands of Maerican Tourists, for whose use it has long been without a rival in its distinctive field. It is still a pocket guide - not an unabridged dictionary, and it possesses the two indispensable qualities of completeness and accuracy.

Mrs. Louise Chandler Moulton's literary output this year is represented by a series of delightful and chattily written travel papers gathered under the title Lazy Tours in Spain and Elsewhere, published by Messrs. Roberts Brothers.

Or, the First American Settlement on the Pacific. By Gabriel Franchere. Translated and edited by J. V. Huntington. The contents of this volume form an interesting portion of American history, and will therefore justly claim the attention of American readers.

by H. Didimus, published by Harper & Brothers and Carey & Hart.

And a queer place it was. This is a lively and piquant book, by one who appears to be well versed in what he describes. A graphic picture of New Orleans.

Is so recent as to include two chapters on the assassination of the Shah, Nasr-ed-Din, and on the present situation in Persia. The author, General Sir Thomas E. Gordon, sets down clearly and succinctly the results of his observations and experience, gathered from two journeys which he made to Tehran, the last in 1895. Most of the illustrations are from native photographs. (Pike, $3.00.)

By Fanny B. Workman and William H. Workman. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. $2.00. We have had several recent volumes of travel in Spain, but this one is written from a fresh point of view - Spain as seen from the bicycle. Mr. and Mrs.
The views we expressed of this admirable work in our hasty notice in the last, number of this paper, are confirmed by an attentive perusal of the portion now before the public.

. By Colonel Henry Inman and Colonel William F. Cody i" Buffalo Bill.") New York: The Macmillan Co. $3.50. Colonel Inman's previous work on The Old Santa Fe Trail has won for his second book, in which he has the assistance of Colonel Cody, a hearty welcome and a ready hearing.

By A. Oakey Hall. A volume of sketches written in New Orleans in the years 1846 and 1847. They were originally published in the New York "Literary World," and present an amusing, but not very flattering picture of the state of society in the metropolis of the southwest.

The Messrs. Harper and Brothers publish The Ship's Company, by J. D. Jerrold Kelley, U. S. N. It is an excellent account of the life of those who spend their time on board the great ocean steamers, including also yachts.

Translated from the French of Paul P. de la Gironiere, Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honor. Revised and extended by the author expressly tier this edition. This volume records many wild and startling adventures in the life of the author, which seem to be well authenticated by respectable testimonials.

WALKS AND RIDES IN THE COUNTRY ROUND ABOUT BOSTON, covering thirty-six cities and towns, parks and public reservations within a radius of twelve miles from the State House. Written by Edwin M. Bacon and published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. for the Appalachian Mountain Club. With four maps, in two pockets. iso illustrations. $1.25.

Preface: The following book review is actually two book reviews in one. The article creators intertwined two book reviews. The first book mentioned is titled: "WITH THE YACHT, CAMERA, AND CYCLE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN," which was first published in 1895, by the Earl of Cavan. The second book was written by A.D. McCormick and is titled: "AN ARTIST IN THE HIMALAYAS".

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